SEO Archives

When Is It Okay To Link to Other Websites?

People who surf the Web all day love short cuts and efficiencies. When you’re writing an online article, it seems obvious to link out to websites that your readers might want to check out. You’re just making it convenient for them, right? That might be … Read More

Are You Finding Your Online Marketing Tools Lacking?

You may have heard the phrase, “The tools you use are only as good as the person using them.” But what if the opposite is true? That was the dilemma that SEO 24/7 Ltd. faced when they discovered the online marketing tools they had been using … Read More

Why Link Building Is A Lot Like Golf

In the United States, Memorial Day signals the unofficial beginning of summer. Those lucky enough to live in warm climates can enjoy outdoor leisure activities year round. But in Nashville, Tenn., where Raven is located, summer provides a narrow window of opportunity to get out … Read More

Website Auditor Tools: Compare the 10 Greatest Hits

Ever since I realized the importance of optimizing every element on every page on the Web, website auditor tools have been in demand. These tools “crawl” your website one page at a time by following links on each page and/or by following a sitemap. Data … Read More

How Marketers Can Use the New TLDs to Their Benefit

There’s a lot of new top level domains (TLDs) coming our way – almost 2,000 in all. The hope is that people and companies that couldn’t get the domain name they wanted with a .com or other common TLD will not only be able to … Read More

Panda 4.0 & Google’s Giant Red Pen

Panda 4.0 rolled out over the past several days, and it seems to be a pretty significant update. While some Panda updates have been a ‘data refresh,’ there are a lot of bigger ripples this time around (~7.5% of English queries.) Panda is designed to … Read More

How Does Parallax Design Affect a Website’s SEO?

Parallax website design represents the latest frontier of customer experience and user engagement. Originating from the gaming industry, “parallax” came from the visual effect of 2D side scrolling video games that gave the illusion of depth. With parallax site design, the background of the website … Read More

SEO for Print Publications – It’s Not Impossible

A year and a half ago I spoke at a print media conference. It was all doom and gloom about how newspapers get closed down all over the place and how the future is about the Web. That’s true but only to some extent. Many … Read More

Guest Blogging is Dead (at Raven)

Editor’s note: Former Raven blog editor Courtney Seiter wrote this blog post on January 16, 2014. Yep, that’s four days before the head of Google’s Webspam team, Matt Cutts, effectively killed large-scale guest blogging, calling it a spammy link building tactic. Fast forward exactly two … Read More

Industrial Strength Outreach Prerequisites

Did you know? While the SEO and PR people are frantically training their outreach muscle there are already agencies that do outreach full time without even calling it marketing, PR or SEO. What do they do differently? Now don’t get me wrong. I have seen … Read More